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MIT hosts first UrbLab conference Oct. 3

The MIT Urbanization Laboratory is organizing a symposium on the culture and politics of urban change that will be held from 1-5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, in 7-431.

This event will use Mumbai, India, as a case study to examine how architects, urban designers and planners are responding to the challenges and opportunities of rapid urbanization in the developing world. Speakers include professionals and academics from India as well as economists from the World Bank and Rockefeller Foundation.

The symposium will be opened by Adele Naude Santos, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 1, 2008 (download PDF).

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